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Lot 213: Africa.- Burton (Sir Richard Francis) First Footsteps in East Africa, 1st ed., 1856.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day Two

by Forum Auctions

16 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Africa.- Burton (Sir Richard Francis) First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an Exploration of the Harar, first edition, second issue, half-title, 4 chromolithographed plates, 2 maps, 24 pp. advertisements at end, half-title and frontispiece mounted on stubs, very occasional light foxing, publisher's presentation blind-stamp to title and inscription ?in the hand of the recipient "H.A.Drought from Rich' F Burton" to endpaper, bookplate of Drought to pastedown, original cloth, rebacked preserving original backstrip, corners a little bumped, rubbed, [Penzer pp.60-3], 8vo, 1856. ⁂ Burton's first expedition to Somalia and an account of his exploration of the forbidden city of Harar.

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